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Elections not popularity contests

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by MzeePunch, Sep 9, 2010.

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    MzeePunch JF-Expert Member

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    I came across the following interesting piece and thought I should share this with you:
    Almost always electorate confuses general elections with popularity contests. We usually forget that popularity is not an indication of quality. “Leadership is defined, not by attributes, but by results”. According to Peter Drucker, “Popularity without leadership skills is the worst form of political corruption”

    This has happened in our nation. And we have to deal with it lest we will be surprised.
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    Yeah, this is exactly what's happening in our country now. Kikwete thinks because he's popular he can easily win the election. But he should know that this is not a popularity contest. He doesn't have the necessary leadership skills. So just like what Peter Drucker (whoever he is) has observed, this is the worst form of political corruption.